Hendel Brothers, Sons and Company Hat Factory

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Hendel Brothers, Sons and Company Hat Factory
Hendel Hat Factory Reading.jpg
Hendel Hat Factory, April 2011
Hendel Brothers, Sons and Company Hat Factory is located in Pennsylvania
Hendel Brothers, Sons and Company Hat Factory
Location 517-539 S. 5th St., Reading, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°19′32″N 75°55′35″W / 40.32556°N 75.92639°W / 40.32556; -75.92639Coordinates: 40°19′32″N 75°55′35″W / 40.32556°N 75.92639°W / 40.32556; -75.92639
Area less than one acre
Built c. 1850
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 79002168[1]
Added to NRHP November 20, 1979

Hendel Brothers, Sons and Company Hat Factory, also known as "The Hat Factory," is a historic factory building located in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The original section was built about 1850, as a woolen mill. It is a three-story, brick building with the central section measuring 62 feet by 130 feet. It has a three-story south wing, two-story north wing, and small two-story west wing. It is of heavy timber frame construction, and features large arched double hung windows. A hat factory operated in the building until about 1930, after which it was used as a warehouse and trucking terminal.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (SEARCHABLE DATABASE). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Redevelopment Authority of Reading (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Hendel Brothers, Sons and Company Hat Factory" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-08-22.